Avenza Releases MAPublisher 9.8 for Adobe Illustrator, The PostGIS spatial database now a supported format
Toronto, ON, August 16, 2016 – Avenza Systems Inc., producers of the Avenza Maps app for mobile devices and geospatial plug-ins for Adobe Creative Cloud, including Geographic Imager® for Adobe Photoshop®, is pleased to announce the release of MAPublisher 9.8 for Adobe Illustrator. This latest update includes many new features including full compatibility with Adobe Illustrator Creative Cloud 2015.3. This release also introduces the ability to connect to a PostGIS spatial database and import data, additional options to preview and change character encoding when importing data, and the added ability to fine tune art objects to be exported.
“We’re pleased to release MAPublisher 9.8 with full compatibility for the latest Adobe Illustrator CC 2015.3 update,” said Ted Florence, President of Avenza. “A lot of on-going work behind the scenes has kept us busy with making upcoming features compatible with the latest updates to the Adobe Illustrator platform,” he added. “We’re committed to providing our users with the best map creating experience possible and hope all of the new features in this release will be beneficial.”
Enhancements and new features of MAPublisher 9.8
- Fully compatible with Adobe Illustrator Creative Cloud 2015.3 on both Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) and MacOS
- Connect to and import data from PostGIS spatial databases
- Maximum zoom levels are organized into categories based on map scale in Export to Web Tiles
- Ability to preview how encoding affects data being imported before selecting the appropriate encoding for import
- An option to only export selected art on the artboard when exporting MAP Layers
- Various user interface and usability enhancements
More about MAPublisher for Adobe Illustrator
MAPublisher for Adobe Illustrator is powerful map production software for creating high-quality maps from GIS data. MAPublisher cartographic tools leverage the superior graphic design capabilities of Adobe Illustrator to manipulate GIS data and to produce both print-ready and online maps with accuracy and efficiency.
MAPublisher 9.8 is available free of charge to all MAPublisher users with an active maintenance subscription and as an upgrade for non-maintenance users starting at US$599. New commercial licenses are available from US$1399. MAPublisher FME Auto and MAPublisher LabelPro are also available as add-ons to MAPublisher 9.8 at prices starting at US$399 per license. Floating and volume pricing are also available. Prices include one year of full maintenance. Visit www.avenza.com/mapublisher for more details.
More about Avenza Systems Inc.
Avenza Systems Inc. is an award-winning, privately held corporation that provides cartographers and GIS professionals with powerful software tools to make better maps. In addition to software offerings for Mac and Windows users, Avenza offers value-added data sets, product training and consulting services, as well as the Avenza Maps app for purchasing and using maps on iOS, Android, and Windows devices. Visit www.avenza.com for more details.